An evening of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando
Curated by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassports Theatre Alliance
Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7pm
Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center join forces with Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance to present a staged reading of AFTER ORLANDO, an evening of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Participate in this international conversation, a testament to the spirit of dialogue and debate that Tony Kushner honors and embodies in Angels in America.
AFTER ORLANDO will feature the following plays:
Fun Fact by Neil LaBute, directed by Joe Calarco
We Are Molecules by J. Julian Christopher, director Jose Carrasquillo
everybody gets a stick by Deborah Zoe Laufer, director Gabrielle Hoyt
At the Store with my Daughter by Rohina Malik, directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick
Departure by Jordan Tannahill, directed by Tom Story
Before. Before. After. by Lisa Schlesinger, directed by Amelia Powell
Ally by Alexander Kveton, directed by Michael Bobbitt
Orlando Monologue by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Randy Baker
The event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is general admission. Proceeds will benefit the OneOrlando Fund, which directly distributes aid to victims’ families and survivors in an open, transparent, and fair manner. Whitman Walker Health joins as Community Sponsor.
ABOUT AFTER ORLANDO
AFTER ORLANDO is an international playwright driven theatre action including over-fifty playwrights form the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Africa. Plays have been specifically written and curated in response to this tragic event and will be read across the country and in the UK throughout the fall.
Partners venues include: The Finborough Theatre (London); Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and the LGTB Center (NYC); Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center (DC); The Inge Center (Independence, KS); Shot Gun Players (Berkeley, CA); Boston Court Theatre and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles); Miami New Drama (Miami) and many more.
Kline and Baker of Missing Bolts note: “As theatremakers, we have the ability to bring together many singular unique voices toward a common goal. We have invited some of the most admired theatre artists worldwide to participate; to share our grief, our anger, our hope and our desire to combat the violence we are now living with on a daily basis.” Svich of NoPassport adds: “Making some healing art, some fiery art, some work that just says we can rise up from and through collective mourning.”